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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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Matsuyama castle was one of the more interesting castles we visited in Japan. First there is a cable car & chair lift that can take you to the castle for a fee. We rode the char... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Matsuyama castle was one of the more interesting castles we visited in Japan. First there is a cable car & chair lift that can take you to the castle for a fee. We rode the char lift up, the ride is very smooth and views are nice. The castle itself has much of the original structure in tact, so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A true military leader's castle, on the highest hill in Matsuyama, surrounded by the most awesome defensive walls I have ever seen. The museum inside the castle is also really worth a visit to get a sense of its history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We walked up to the castle through the forest, which took about half an hour and was a great way to approach the looming buildings. The castle was a great visitor attraction, well interpreted with the right amount of information about the buildings and their significance. The displays of armour, weaponry and documents inside the castle were also done well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Perched high above city this castle complex is well worth the visit. The ascent is challenging but good and there is a rope way for those that would fined it too hard. The castle complex is well kept, imposing and visitors can walk thru the rooms including an option (included in price) to put on a samurai outfit. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a beautiful castle on a tall hill(or mountain?) with an amazing view of the city. Inside, you can find numerous historical facts and well-preserved artifacts such as three generations of daimyos' armors. You could take either the chairlift or a cable car up towards the castle. Come early in spring when the plum blossoms are in season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My kids and I loved climbing and exploring this castle with its views towards the inland sea and the town of Matsuyama. Lots of Samurai outfits, weaponry and interesting architecture to enjoy. It is easy to get to by ferry from Hiroshima (which was also a huge highlight of our Japan road trip).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the highest spot in town and a perfect place to see sunset and sun dawn. Though a bit touristy but surely one of the 'must visit' places in Matsuyama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

it's a beautiful place, we can see matsuyama city overall. awsome!!!! and this trip is an amazing experience because I have been try a warrior costume. but when I there sakura flower has not appeared. #jepangnyatuhdisini

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the castle by climbing the track on the western side. Afterwards, we walked back down by the Eastern track under the cable car. The castle gave superb city and regional views. After paying the Y510 admission fee we toured the castle building and towers. The descriptive displays were thorough and informative. This is one of the best self... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The castle is located on top of a hill. The castle itself was wonderful with old structures in tact. Beautiful wood works can be observed on the main keep. Museum exhibits were almost like any other castle museums. The view of the castle, grounds and Matsuyama City is breath taking. Good value and worth spending time exploring the castle grounds.

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Additional Information about Matsuyama Castle

Address: Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Shikoku  >  Ehime Prefecture  >  Matsuyama
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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